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“Great location, helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Ambassade Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #9 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great location, helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in November for a conference I was attending at the RAI. The hotel has a great boutique feel to it and the rooms whilst on the small side provide a good sized desk to work from and well equipped bathrooms. The wifi was very hit and miss so connecting a tablet, smartphone etc is not always successful. There are cables in each room for connecting laptops but even then I found the Internet was slow the majority of the time.

Breakfast was fantastic, fresh breads and pastries served at your table with a great continental buffet selection. Hot items are available to order from the staff and the service was very quick.

I didn't have any time for sightseeing but did walk to the restaurant recommended by the staff on the first night and found a very nice street with plenty of bars and restaurants to suit every taste.

I'd stay again for a leisure trip but the lack of wifi and slow internet really puts me off for business.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I live in Amsterdam and in the process of moving apartments so I stayed at the Ambassade for a few nights and for two reasons, the first is that my Mother stays here when she visits and second its the best hotel in the city, its close to central, its on the Herengracht which is one of the main and nicest canals in Amsterdam. The hotel is within the '9 streets' where you can spend sometime looking at the assortment of shops and many places to eat and drink. The Ambassade is spotlessly clean, the breakfast is fantastic, the staff are very helpful and very professional, the rooms are excellent and the rates are good considering where the hotel is positioned.

If you are on a short or long visit to this wonderful city, then the Ambassade is perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My family stayed here for two nights recently and I have to say it rates as one of the best, if not the best hotel, I have stayed in. The staff were so helpful and polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were tastefully decorated and clean and spotless. Our room over looked the canal and was located in a central position in the city. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I recently stayed here for a few nights with elderly parents. Apart from the great location, fabulous rooms and decor, and sumptuous breakfast, what makes Ambassade stand in a league of it's own is the quality of service from the staff. Enquires for directions to the local post office were met with an offer by the reception staff to package and post the items on my behalf, without any surcharge. When we mentioned we were headed to the Van Gogh museum, the same staff sold us tickets (again without any surcharge) then and there, telling us we would avoid lengthy queues at the museum: we walked straight past about 200 people and straight in as a result! These were many other instances of genuinely friendly and wonderful service.

The rooms were a delight, definitely ask for canal views. If the full breakfast is too much (it was for us), there are any number of cafes along the canals for a coffee and pastry in the morning. The receptionist did say we could ask for a half breakfast, although the breakfast staff, while providing it, did indicate this was not normally done.

This is definitely going to be my regular hotel for weekends in Amsterdam!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This was at least our fourth stay in this hotel and once again we were extremely happy with the room, the beautiful location and the professional staff. Our room was tastefully furnished, spotless and extremely comfortable. The location of the hotel is very attractive by the canal, and the staff are so polite, helpful and accommodating in every way. We love it for a few days relaxation and travelling around the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located perfectly and the stuff is amazingly friendly.
Rooms are bit small, but that's typical Amsterdam with its small narrow townhouses.
We loved our stay and can recommend this hotel absolutely !!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Stayed for a short leisure break. Very clean and modern but with a traditional feel. Superb location on Herengracht, ideal for all major attractions and shopping. Very comfortable and quiet room at the back of the hotel. Very hot water!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambassade Hotel

Address: Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over the years, the Ambassade Hotel has expanded considerably. Starting with just one canal-side building in 1953, it now has 58 hotel rooms distributed among 10 of these buildings. Eight of these canal-side homes are on the "Herengracht" canal, while two others are located on the "Singel" canal. Other buildings are in use by the Ambassade Hotel too, but for other purposes: a few houses further along the Herengracht is the hotel's Float & Massage Centre known as Koan Float and 150 meters further along the Singel canal you will find the hotel's conference room. Except for the building at 335 Herengracht, all the canal-side buildings are physically interconnected. So as not to unnecessarily damage the original character of these canal-side homes, small sets of stairs and landings can be found at various places in the halls and in some of the rooms themselves to bridge the differences in floor elevations between the buildings. Over the years, two lifts have been installed, making all rooms easily accessible. The canal houses have been carefully restored to maintain their authentic character and all rooms and suites have been stylishly furnished and decorated. The furnishings are predominantly Louis XV/XVI style with the use of colorful fabrics and in all rooms and public areas you will find original paintings by artists from the famous Cobra movement. ... more   less 
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